Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Barwon Heads

The hot local news at the moment would have to be the Barrel Tuna bite out the front of Barwon Heads, there seems to be fish everywhere. They are hanging a fair way out, about 40km straight south of the bluff in 75 metres of water seems to be where majority of them are holding. Anglers trolling skirted lures have been having great success with 8 and 10 inch skirts working best. A wide variety of colours are all working well with Marlin Magic skirts proving to be the standout. The fish seem to be feeding hard on Pilchards so would pay to definitely be running an 8” in a blue pattern.



Queenscliff remains to be the go to Calamari and Whiting location around the peninsula with plenty of reports coming from right across the area. The Queenscliff Bight is still producing some fantastic reports of Calamari and by the sounds of it things are really starting to heat up, especially if you’re chasing some of the bigger specimens that this zone is famous for. The Whiting are still chewing well in the fast water on the grass beds with reports of anglers finding fish to over 40cm and plenty of them, fishing the tides is an important factor when chasing the fish in this area.


Corio Bay

Inside the bay is slowly starting to heat up as we approach snapper season and a few keen anglers are already getting stuck into the action with land based fishos pulling in the goods. The rocks off North Shore is starting to produce some nice snapper to around 5kg. Bait fishing with Pilchards, Squid and Silver whiting have all been doing the damage. This time of year the inner harbour around north shore, shell and st helens would all be fantastic location either boat or from the shore.


Surf Coast

The Surf coast beaches have been fishing quite well as of late with plenty reports from anglers fishing of an evening and into the dark crossing paths with fantastic numbers of Gummy Sharks to over 10kg. Fishing with fresh blood baits like Salmon (if you’re keen, get there early and catch some) has been accounting for a large percentage of the fish down the coast as the moment. Solid Snapper have also been caught over the past week and a bit with fish to 4kg being caught.


Irrigation Channels 

The Yellowbelly are on the chew in the channels around Shepparton and those heading in and out of Waranga Basin. Targeting bridges and drops bars has been the best way to target the Yellowbelly with casting TN60 jackals and small Bassman compact spinnerbaits. Drifting worms along the shallow grassy banks has been the best method for those bait fishing with Redfin and Yellowbelly both being caught this way. 



Lake Hume 

The Yellowbelly are now very active at lake Hume with plenty of reports now coming in. Trolling in around 15ft has produced plenty of Yellowbelly and also Redfin. Those Vertically fishing the trees have had success using both black gulps and mask vibes. Redfin are still being caught in good numbers with ice jigs and ZX40s doing plenty of catching with worms dropped into schools working great for those not wanting to lure fish.


Lake Eppalock 

The lake is rising and it's not just the water that is on the up the fishing is as well. Week to week the fishing seems to be getting better with some nice Yellowbelly being caught on the edges or around structure. Trolling around 10/12ft mark with Codgers and old mates has been great so has trolling TN60 jackals. Bait fishing off the bank has been good for those chasing Redfin and Yellowbelly with small yabbies and scrub worms being the best baits. 



Lake Eildon 

The lake is now at capacity and you would think more water would make it harder to catch fish but the bite hasn’t got harder at all with plenty of big fish being reported this past fortnight. Casting big soft plastics has again been a great way to chase big cod and we suspect this will be the case for most of the spring. We have had some reports of some good sized cod caught on lures such as Tremors and Mumblers. Bait fishing around the trees is starting to produce good numbers of Redfin with some up to 35cms being reported this past week.The Yellowbelly are starting to school up with rocky points or submerged trees being the best spots to target these fish.



Kialla Lakes 

It’s now golden time at Kialla with heaps of reports coming in over the past few weeks of Yellowbelly biting regularly on both bait and lures.Scrub worms either floated or lightly weighted on the drop off ledges has been the best bait fishing method. Casting soft plastics and small chatterbaits have been the best lures to chase these Kialla Yellowbelly with the rock walls and sandbars being stand out areas. 



With plenty of rivers in floods we now have to shift our focus to some less affected water ways and thanks to the VFA these areas have been heavily stocked in recent times with some water ways receiving 100/1000 catchable sized fish.

The following areas have received a stocking boost for us all to enjoy  


  • Victoria Lake - Shepparton
  • Allans Flat Dredge Hole - Allans Flat
  • Anderson Lake - Chiltern
  • Arboretum Dam - Euroa
  • Bartlett Lake - Tatura
  • Eildon Pondage - Eildon
  • Felltimber Creek Wetlands - Wodonga
  • Glenrowan Rec Reserve Lake - Glenrowan
  • Golf Course Dam - Longwood
  • Les Stone Park Lake - Wodonga
  • Marysville Lake - Marysville
  • Merriwa Park - Wangaratta
  • Mooroopna Rec Reserve Lake - Mooroopna
  • Sambell Lake - Beechworth
  • Stanley Ditch Dam - Stanley
  • Sumsion Gardens Lake - Wodonga
  • Tronah Dredge Hole - Harrietville
  • Upper Sandy Creek Dam - Sandy Creek